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monophyletic

[mon-oh-fahy-let-ik] /ˌmɒn oʊ faɪˈlɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
Biology. consisting of organisms descended from a single taxon.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; mono- + phyletic
Related forms
monophyletism
[mon-uh-fahy-li-tiz-uh m, -fil-i-] /ˌmɒn əˈfaɪ lɪˌtɪz əm, -ˈfɪl ɪ-/ (Show IPA),
monophylety, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monophyletism

monophyletic

/ˌmɒnəʊfaɪˈlɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or characterized by descent from a single ancestral group of animals or plants
2.
(of animals or plants) of or belonging to a single stock
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monophyletism in Medicine

monophyletic mon·o·phy·let·ic (mŏn'ō-fī-lět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Descended or derived from one original stock or source.

  2. Of or being the theory that all blood cells are derived from one common stem cell.


mon'o·phy'le·tism (-fī'lĭ-tĭz'əm) n.
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monophyletism in Science
monophyletic
  (mŏn'ō-fī-lět'ĭk)   
Relating to a taxonomic group that contains all the descendants of a single common ancestor. All clades, such as birds and placental mammals, are monophyletic. Compare paraphyletic, polyphyletic.

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